Poacher detained in the Sayano-Shushenskiy Biosphere Reserve can be liable to a fine of about $17000rubles
The main result of the raid was detention of a criminal.
A group of rangers from 3 protected areas of the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion had been working on the territory of the Reserve for 10 days. More than 70 000 ha of taiga forests were covered by the patrolling.
The raid financed by WWF brought results: one group of rangers found traces and poaching instruments.
For almost twenty-four hours, rangers followed the criminal who was trying to escape by boat. A local resident was caught along with trophies obtained on the protected area – sable skins and musk.
A criminal case was initiated on the violation of the nature reserve regulations. On January 15 the magistrate set a penalty of 50 000 rubles. But this amount didn’t satisfy the Sayano-Shushenskiy Reserve administration. Upon the request of the Reserve’s security department the local Department of Federal Service for Supervision on Natural Resource Usage assessed the indemnity claim at about 600 000 rubles! The administration presented the claim to the court.